Losing 50 lbs. is a massive accomplishment, and a long time to wait for celebration. But what if we celebrate 50 times, one pound at a time?
Winning a tennis match is worth cheering for, but don’t we cheer at every well-won point?
In fact we cheer each one!
Progress should be celebrated more than it is. We celebrate grandiose game-changing inventions, innovation, medal winners and breakthroughs in thought, science and societal change --- but what about little bits of progress?
We all have goals but most days we don’t have an audience to cheer us, buoy us, urging us along to completion and success. For that, we could engage someone – maybe someone working toward similar goals, to be an accountability partner and cheerleader. Whether or not we have one of those, we have ourselves, and we need to be our own cheering section, and we need to celebrate each of the steps in our journey. That’s where the value is.
It’s great to celebrate crossing the proverbial finish line, but without the cheering and encouragement along the way a lot of people struggle to complete the journey.
More important than all that, remember we all know someone on their journey – let’s celebrate their progress, cheer their steps and progress. Just as we need it ourselves, that realization should remind us all how much others need it.
Every little victory is progress, so celebrate every little bit …